What does your investment pay for?

  • Recruit and retain businesses
  •  Represent downtown businesses on a local, state, and national level
  •  Beautification of the downtown district
  •  Plan and execute community events to bring business and visitors to the downtown area
  •  Market downtown district and its businesses to the community and visitors
  • Work to maintain a healthy, vibrant atmosphere that allows downtown businesses to grow
  • Historic preservation efforts


Invest in your community!

2016 Investment Levels

Friend of Main Street

$100, $150, $200

A good level of investment for businesses with two or fewer employees and private citizens who want to contribute to making downtown a great place for the entire community!

Business $425

A good level for businesses in the district with three employees or more, and any Ames business who want to maintain a vibrant downtown for its own employees and community to enjoy.

· Includes a listing on the MSCD website

· 2 tickets to either Foodies & Brew or Oktoberfest

· Preferred listing on the Main Street Dining and Shopping guide for businesses in the district.

Gold Investor $500 or above

Includes all of the above plus two tickets to our premier event, Firefly Country Night

Non-Profit Organizations $225